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    pictures of exterior or interior ponds needed

    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking for pictures or ideas for exterior ponds or aquariums.
    post your hard work here :b7:

    I'd love to see that.
    Id love to have one, but worried on safety of my small children.. so thinking of having it off the ground or separated by a fence maybe.

    cheers!

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    also is a pond considered a "structure" by municipal code ?

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    updated: 2011/05/30

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    not sure about a structure but i know here where i live cause my pond is 4 feet deep i had to make sure my yard was fenced in and a locked gate for it....how old are the kids and how deep are you planning on making it you going to keep the fish all winter in there....

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    I was thinking of building it on the side of the deck. its about 30" off the ground on that side.. so i was thinking I'd dig what I can too.. but I'm on rock. so probebly just a few inches to make it level and would raise the pond in the air with wood like 4x4's upto the height of the deck. that portion of the deck already has a fense so would much safe. my kids are 2.5years and 10months.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    I know that in the city of Ottawa, you need to fence it in if it's more than 3' deep.

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    thanks guys
    I searched the city of Gat website.. same here... fensed.
    my property is fensed but I'll find a way to also fense the pond if I ever go that way.

    also, whats the best filtration method or equip. for a Koi pond ?

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    Filtration is a matter of opinion just like our satl water stuff its what you prefer and wrorks for you...good idea about the fence for the kids they are really young glad you are thinking about their safety also a good idea to do is before you put your liner in the hole for the its highly recommended that you put an old rug down upside down so your liner doesn't break through a rock adds softness for the liner.... I know laguna makes great pond stuff and really good on hydro cost how big you going to make your pond L X W Depth of you pond that will determine more of what to get...

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    when planning dont forget the critters that enjoy a good meal (koy is a delicacy for racoons)

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    I know that in the city of Ottawa, you need to fence it in if it's more than 3' deep

    Actually, unless they changed it within the last year, anything deeper than 24" is considered a pool and requires both a permit and a fence.

    For filtration on my ponds, I mostly used a wet/dry style filter. I just picked up a small barrel, dumped in a couple of bags of lava rock, placed some blue furnace filter on top to catch the crud, and ran the water through it. I had an outlet on the bottom that gravity fed back to the pond. I've also run it in reverse and had the output on top to feed a waterfall.

    I didn't notice any appreciable difference between the two methods.

    Sorry, no pics.

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    thanks for the awnsers everyone

    I'm thinking of making it narrow but long.. like 96" L x 18" W x ~36" D.

    I had heard about the rug or other materials to soften it and help protect the liner. For the filtration, I'm thinking of incorporating it to the pond itself just hidden under the wood around.. I'll make a drawing in 3d sometime soon so you can see what I want to do.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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